Football-mad Harley thrilled at personal video message from 'idol' Tim Krul

Football mad youngster Harley Cole, from Sheringham, was thrilled to get a video response to a letter he wrote to Tim Krul. 

Football mad youngster Harley Cole, from Sheringham, was thrilled to get a video response to a letter he wrote to Tim Krul. - Credit: Steve Adams / Supplied

When Sheringham youngster Harley Cole wrote a letter to his hero, he didn't expect such a positive response to land in his goal keeping glove.

The 11-year-old pupil at Sheringham Community Primary School said he was thrilled to have got a personal video message from Norwich City keeper Tim Krul, after writing to him for a homework assignment. 

Harley wrote about his fondest memories in his letter to the star.

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a vide

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a video message from his idol Norwich City keeper Tim Krul after writing a letter to him. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

The letter read: "I never miss a home match, and I try to go to as many away matches as I can. My two favourite memories and moments I will never forget are being mascot on Boxing Day against Nottingham Forest, I walked out onto the pitch with Max Aarons. After going 3-0 down we came back with a 3-3 draw.

"My other favourite moment was going to Tottenham away in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. The score was 1-1 but it went to penalties, I've never felt so nervous, my tummy was doing flips and I could barely watch, but then you saved the winning penalty and the crowd went wild!

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a vide

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a video message from his idol Norwich City keeper Tim Krul after writing a letter to him. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

"I will always remember you running across the pitch and celebrating with me and the other fans. That must have been such an incredible moment for you too."

In his reply, the Dutchman said he was "really impressed" with Harley's writing and passion for the game. 

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Krul said: "I find it amazing that you were at the Tottenham game - obviously a special night for everyone. Keep up the good work in training, hopefully you make many saves.

Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul sent a video message to Harley. 

Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul sent a video message to Harley. - Credit: Sheringham Community Primary School

"I might be able to see you at Carrow Road one day and we'll have a little chat."

Harley said he was a little shocked when he got the reply. 

He said: "I was so happy when I found out about it.

"He is my idol and I've always wanted to be like him, and I've always wanted to write to him." 

Harley ended his letter on an upbeat note which would resonate with all Canaries fans. 

"Good luck for the rest of the season," he said. 'Let's keep Norwich in the Premiership!"

Harley's letter to Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul. 

Harley's letter to Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul. - Credit:  Sheringham Community Primary School and Nursery

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a vide

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a video message from his idol Norwich City keeper Tim Krul after writing a letter to him. - Credit: Steve Adams

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a vide

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a video message from his idol Norwich City keeper Tim Krul after writing a letter to him. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a vide

Sheringham Primary School pupil, football crazy Harley Cole, who could believe it when he got a video message from his idol Norwich City keeper Tim Krul after writing a letter to him. - Credit: Archant


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